Domino's Japan launches Kobe-beef pizza

Domino's Kobe Beef Steak Pizza (All Rights Reserved)

Domino's Kobe Beef Steak Pizza (All Rights Reserved)

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In the land of fast food foie gras burgers, Whopper buffets and dyed black burger buns, comes the latest extreme food from Domino's in Japan: a pizza topped with Kobe beef for the price of about $66.

The world's largest pizza delivery service recently launched a Kobe Beef Steak Pizza topped with potato, onion and steak sauce and the star ingredient -- Kobe beef, known worldwide for its superior flavor, texture and marbling thanks to pampering breeding methods.

Staff at the English-language news site RocketNews24, meanwhile, decided to take the novelty pizza for a test drive and "pooled their New Year's money" together to spring for the 5,800 Yen ($66 US) meal. Reviews are mixed, with some of the taste testers describing the unlikely combination "spot-on," "sublime" and "pizza ecstasy."

While the generous chunks of fatty meat were appreciated by some, others, however, found the quantity and richness of meat to overwhelm and dominate the flavors of a classic pizza.

"On a negative note, with the beef being the focal point of the pizza…it actually detracts a little from the traditional notion of what makes a good pizza."

The pizza will be available for a limited time until mid-January.

Meanwhile, Japan is home to a slew of fast food innovations. Wendy's, for instance, topped their burgers with foie gras, Burger King offered customers an all-you-can-eat buffet of Whoppers and sandwiches topped with black buns.


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